Alan Bell's memoir tells the story of an ambitious young lawyer in South Florida with a bright future whose life gets turned upside down by a mysterious illness.
We follow Bell from the glamorous and exciting life of a South Florida prosecutor in the 80's at the prestigious 110 Tower, to a life in exile in a sterile bubble in the Arizona desert. In his search for a cure and relief, he traveled the country and saw hundreds of doctors. From time at a "leper colony", to a castle in Mexico, to the beaches of California, Bell never gave up on his quest to find answers.
Ultimately, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and how one man, driven by his own suffering, the love of his daughter, and his desire to help others, became an advocate and avenger.
Although charities to help those afflicted by mutiple chemical sensitivities existed, Bell took note of the fact that there wasn't enough being done to prevent illness and a lack of awareness of the dangers chemicals pose to human health. He founded the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) and managed to recruit the nation's top scientists and experts on environmentally linked illnesses to form the scientific advisory board. Though too ill to attend the first summit, he got NIH to sponsor and enjoyed the endorsement and support of celebrities and then VP Al Gore.
Alan Bell isn't just an advocate for those who suffer multiple chemical sensitivies, but for all of us. His story is not only deeply moving and inspirational, but a lesson to us all about the dangers that surround us.
- MP3 CD
- Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio; Unabridged edition (6 June 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1543614809
- ISBN-13: 978-1543614800
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 14 x 1.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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